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09-28-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 613
Posted By steelbikeguy

The Weyless rollers really were nice! I bought...

The Weyless rollers really were nice! I bought a set around 1976 and used them for decades. The steps really made it easy to mount and dismount, which removes some of the anxiety from the learning...
09-28-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,825
Posted By steelbikeguy

Mountain Cycle: San Andreas An early...

Mountain Cycle: San Andreas
An early successful full suspension mountain bike that reached the public in 1990.
...
09-27-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 843
Posted By steelbikeguy

Pretty cool overall, but that down tube is pretty...

Pretty cool overall, but that down tube is pretty badly trashed. What the heck happened??

Let us know what the estimate is for replacing the tube, other fixes, as well as paint. Probably close...
09-27-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 613
Posted By steelbikeguy

BITD, those hubs were pretty intriguing! The...

BITD, those hubs were pretty intriguing!
The advertisements sure had me lusting for a pair!

https://live.staticflickr.com/4037/35431581922_cb67a0f8ff_b_d.jpg
...
09-26-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By steelbikeguy

just for the sake of extra info, some hubs have...

just for the sake of extra info, some hubs have locknuts with a lot of texture for gripping the dropouts. This is especially useful for rear dropouts, and especially when they are chromed.
...
09-25-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,825
Posted By steelbikeguy

Salsa la Raza Salsa was the creation of Ross...

Salsa la Raza
Salsa was the creation of Ross Shafer. Mr. Shafer had quite a bit of experience in frame building and began selling custom frames under the Salsa name in 1982. His frames were...
09-24-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,654
Posted By steelbikeguy

Having had two lower pivot springs break on...

Having had two lower pivot springs break on SunTour Cyclones (and on one SunTour canti brake), I now look at them with a bit of concern. I've also got a few bikes with Campy NR or SR derailleurs,...
09-23-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,654
Posted By steelbikeguy

Can you refresh my memory? What SunTour...

Can you refresh my memory? What SunTour derailleurs were exact copies of Campy parts?

Steve in Peoria
09-22-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By steelbikeguy

I suspect that you should be able to tell from...

I suspect that you should be able to tell from the photos whether or not the piece is there.
In my photos below, it seems easily discernible.
...
09-22-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By steelbikeguy

I would suggest picking up a really beat up...

I would suggest picking up a really beat up Cyclone Mk II on ebay and getting the part from it. I've done this to get the lower pivot spring for the first generation Cyclone. Or practice with the...
09-22-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,930
Posted By steelbikeguy

It was a busy day for me.. trying to get shots...

It was a busy day for me.. trying to get shots of all of the bikes being displayed. So much cool stuff, so many sexy bike bits! Sad to miss any of those bits, but worse to miss a bike completely...
09-22-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,930
Posted By steelbikeguy

well, it's a good deal more than a second page,...

well, it's a good deal more than a second page, but it's a good article.
Here 'ya go...

Bicycling magazine, July 1975
Super Track Bike Road Test
("road" test?? That doesn't seem correct)
...
09-22-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By steelbikeguy

I was rather shocked when the parts list didn't...

I was rather shocked when the parts list didn't identify #17 as "weird doo-hickey". :)

It does seem like the nut should be adequate to keep the spring in place, I won't rule out that the end of...
09-21-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,930
Posted By steelbikeguy

The last item that I've got is a page from a...

The last item that I've got is a page from a Bicycling magazine article about track bikes....

https://live.staticflickr.com/3785/33021168955_aa7ec3e116_b_d.jpg

Steve in Peoria
09-21-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,930
Posted By steelbikeguy

Photos of Confente Custom Pro-Strada, 1977 ...

Photos of Confente Custom Pro-Strada, 1977
Second post of two.
The photos are from the 2018 Classic Rendezvous gathering.


bottom bracket shell and chainstay bridge...
09-21-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,930
Posted By steelbikeguy

Photos of Confente Custom Pro-Strada, 1977 ...

Photos of Confente Custom Pro-Strada, 1977
There are a number of photos, so they will be spread over 2 posts.
The photos are from the 2018 Classic Rendezvous gathering.

head tube...
09-21-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,930
Posted By steelbikeguy

Photos of Confente number 18 This is the second...

Photos of Confente number 18
This is the second of two posts.
The photos are from the 2018 Classic Rendezvous gathering.

drivetrain...
09-21-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,930
Posted By steelbikeguy

Photos of Confente number 18 There are a number...

Photos of Confente number 18
There are a number of photos, so they will be spread over 2 posts.
The photos are from the 2018 Classic Rendezvous gathering.


head tube...
09-21-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,930
Posted By steelbikeguy

Photos of a Confente-built Masi, number M5. ...

Photos of a Confente-built Masi, number M5.
There are a number of photos, so they will be spread over 3 posts.
This is the third post.
The photos are mostly from the 2018 Classic Rendezvous...
09-21-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,930
Posted By steelbikeguy

Photos of a Confente-built Masi, number M5. ...

Photos of a Confente-built Masi, number M5.
There are a number of photos, so they will be spread over 3 posts.
This is the second of 3 posts.
The photos are mostly from the 2018 Classic Rendezvous...
09-21-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,930
Posted By steelbikeguy

Photos of a Confente-built Masi, number M5. ...

Photos of a Confente-built Masi, number M5.
There are a number of photos, so they will be spread over 3 posts.
The photos are mostly from the 2018 Classic Rendezvous gathering.


head tube...
09-21-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,930
Posted By steelbikeguy

I haven't ridden a Confente, but I guess that...

I haven't ridden a Confente, but I guess that makes me the same as most folks here.

With that disclaimer, would it be okay if I share some of the relevant articles and photos that I've accumulated...
09-21-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By steelbikeguy

The Brooks Swift is a nice saddle.. I've got one...

The Brooks Swift is a nice saddle.. I've got one on my Raleigh Team.
disclaimer: mine has titanium rails, which doesn't seem to still be available. A shame.
...
09-21-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,825
Posted By steelbikeguy

Rudge Ordinary The hobby horse led to the...

Rudge Ordinary
The hobby horse led to the boneshaker, which led to the Ordinary (a.k.a. penny-farthing). Daniel Rudge started building ordinaries around 1874. Innovations included hollow forks,...
09-20-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've been surprised at the minor variations in...

I've been surprised at the minor variations in the first generation Cyclone derailleurs. I'm not well versed in the Mk II, so it seems possible that they could have tweaked the design here and...
09-20-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By steelbikeguy

the item that you circled is just the nut that...

the item that you circled is just the nut that goes on the lower pivot shaft.
It's just positioned so that the side that you usually see is facing down in the photo.

here's a shot of the...
09-19-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By steelbikeguy

It's a good thing that the Campy seatpost is...

It's a good thing that the Campy seatpost is there to separate the Reynolds 531 tubing from the Columbus SP tubing. I just assume that letting Reynolds touch Columbus would be like mixing matter...
09-18-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,825
Posted By steelbikeguy

Rotrax frames Started by Freddy Prince shortly...

Rotrax frames
Started by Freddy Prince shortly after WW II, and named for the bikes used for both road and track, the business soon offered a variety of frames. Of course it is the frames with the...
09-18-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By steelbikeguy

The orchard was not very busy by usual standards,...

The orchard was not very busy by usual standards, allowing us to get through the lines, eat, and get out without much trouble. Soon, we were donning our gear and contemplating getting back on the...
09-18-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By steelbikeguy

parking the bikes at Tanners... most have...

parking the bikes at Tanners...
most have complied with the unspoken convention of parking the bikes drive-side out when attending C&V gatherings!...
09-18-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By steelbikeguy

continuing towards Tanners Orchard, up Blue Ridge...

continuing towards Tanners Orchard, up Blue Ridge Road...

Brian, Julian, and Bob
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52365492508_ddcda23e46_c_d.jpg

Bernie at the front, with Rick, Julian, and...
09-18-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By steelbikeguy

Looking through my pics, I see that I didn't grab...

Looking through my pics, I see that I didn't grab a photo of Dale's Waterford, so I'll just borrow a shot from last year....
I don't recall how old it is. The oversize tubing suggests that it's not...
09-18-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By steelbikeguy

The next bike to take a close look at: Bernie's...

The next bike to take a close look at: Bernie's English Bike of Mystery!

a look at the whole bike....
The Nervex Pro lugs are attractive, as is the contrasting head tube. It's hard to not love...
09-18-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By steelbikeguy

oh... ..almost forgot... Julian's...

oh...
..almost forgot...

Julian's Nobilette is fitted with Bullseye hubs, which are a fun, quirky detail. I used to have a Bullseye rear hub, and appreciated how it was built in a modular sort...
09-18-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By steelbikeguy

some pics of the other bikes and riders who...

some pics of the other bikes and riders who attended....

Rick's Trek 720. In quite nice condition, with a great selection of parts. The bell had an impressive ring too! I think it's a...
09-18-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By steelbikeguy

yep, the morning rain is just leaving the area...

yep, the morning rain is just leaving the area now!

weather is always an issue, and I've had to reschedule before. It was just a couple of years ago, IIRC, that we had heavy rains the night...
09-18-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By steelbikeguy

Some detail shots of Julian's Nobilette... ...

Some detail shots of Julian's Nobilette...

top head tube lug. I noticed the Stronglight Delta headset, which I'm a fan of.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52365604315_4df9be130d_c_d.jpg
...
09-17-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By steelbikeguy

Another ride to Tanner's Orchard has taken place,...

Another ride to Tanner's Orchard has taken place, and I think it turned out well!
Bikes were ridden, baked goods were consumed, and the weather was overall pretty good (ignoring a bit of wind for...
09-16-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By steelbikeguy

Cool! He uses some mountain bike style SPD...

Cool! He uses some mountain bike style SPD shoes, so at a minimum, he could do a test ride. I'm 99% certain that he could ride on flat pedals and still leave me in the dust, but can you bring a...
09-16-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By steelbikeguy

With the disclaimer that it's been decades since...

With the disclaimer that it's been decades since I took apart a Perfect or ProCompe, this doesn't seem right. My recollection is that the shims were selected to allow the cone to be tightened fully...
09-16-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By steelbikeguy

Can you explain how you adjusted the cone? ...

Can you explain how you adjusted the cone?
SunTour used shims to properly space the cone on the Perfects (and most other models of freewheels), making adjustment unnecessary. All that is needed...
09-16-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By steelbikeguy

That sounds like a great reason for a visit! ...

That sounds like a great reason for a visit!
Hopefully you can squeak in a bike ride while you are here... plenty of good roads for riding in that area.

Steve in Peoria
09-16-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By steelbikeguy

Timing is always an issue. The local club does...

Timing is always an issue.
The local club does another ride in late September, so that is one restriction.
I also try to make it fit Julian's schedule, since he brings some folks over from...
09-15-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By steelbikeguy

On my ride, I get to go down a hill on Route 17...

On my ride, I get to go down a hill on Route 17 to Tanner's Orchard.
The bad news for some folks is that the ride on Saturday will go up this hill. It's quite popular. :)
random observation: ...
09-15-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By steelbikeguy

At the small cluster of buildings known as North...

At the small cluster of buildings known as North Hampton, you can see this C&V Chevy truck.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52361218968_0287aa844d_c_d.jpg


Further along, on North Hampton...
09-15-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 963
Posted By steelbikeguy

I did a pre-ride of some of the route... partly...

I did a pre-ride of some of the route... partly to make sure I'd been over some parts of the route, and partly just to get an apple fritter. :)

Plus, I figured a little pre-ride publicity...
09-15-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,226
Posted By steelbikeguy

The fact that he looked at the bike destined for...

The fact that he looked at the bike destined for touring, saw that 52 tooth ring, and then thought "it needs to be a 54 tooth"... I'm fairly certain that you couldn't find anyone else who's done...
09-15-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 859
Posted By steelbikeguy

Honestly, with the 38cm bars on my International,...

Honestly, with the 38cm bars on my International, just using a TA bar cage and an Avocet speedo eats up enough space to make it a bit awkward to put my hands on the top of the bars!
I've also been...
09-15-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,226
Posted By steelbikeguy

but he has been known to tour with high flange...

but he has been known to tour with high flange too....
...
09-15-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,226
Posted By steelbikeguy

With some high flange hubs, they might just be...

With some high flange hubs, they might just be bike show bling, but it's hard to not love it!
Some Curtis Odom hubs on a Cherubim frame, at the 2015 NAHBS.
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